My Own Friend
Posted by fixedonfood
There are so many things I could say about today. Normally I try to be a very positive person, although from my last few posts you might wonder what my problem is. Well, have you ever had one of those days that turned into one of those weeks? Good. Than we’re all on the same page.
I am so thankful for the good in my life this week. The good that has picked me up, inspired me, encouraged me, and made me smile when it was hard. Things on that list include: friends, family, prayer, and the wellness center. No joke. These things are the only reason I haven’t just decided to crawl into bed for the last 1/2 of the week.
Today I learned the importance of wearing a seat belt and being your own friend. While driving on a road that I’m not completely familiar with, I missed a stop sign and T-boned another car. I was in shock that it happened. Both of us were fine (thank GOODNESS), but I immediately started beating myself up for not seeing that darn sign. I kept going over all of the “What if’s?” and “WHYS?!” of the situation. Did it fix anything?Absolutely not.
For pretty much the entire afternoon I felt like an idiot. I was so busy filling my head with negative thoughts that I heard very little of the kind and caring words from those around me. I was also missing successes at work. All of a sudden, something clicked. I decided that my friends and family were right; things happen, and people make mistakes. My attitude wasn’t helping. So I changed it.
When I dropped my car off at the collision center, I was more than excited to find out they were possibly going to upgrade me to a minivan (with a party light and EVERYTHING)… see? My day was looking up!
I chose to try a new class tonight: CardioKick. I walked into the room and was immediately taken aback by the tiny and extremely TONED instructor.The man was RIPPED! And he meant business. He said, “You get 2 breaks!” And a girl looked at me and just laughed while shaking her head. The class was challenging- the kind of challenge that you get a t-shirt after completing a certain number of classes. (Side note: It’s nice to see that you win t-shirts for moving your body too, and not just eating wild/crazy foods.)
Anyway. I made it. Again. There were a few times that I wanted to just leave and be done with the class because I looked like a fool or felt like I was at the end of my rope. But when the whole rest of the class is cheering you on, and you get the opportunity to kick/punch someone as hard as you
need to can, that little person inside of you screams “KEEP GOING!”
There were a quite a few new people in the class, and he said that we lasted longer than most other newbies. (insert big cheesy grin here) If you were in that class tonight, and made it to the end, AIR HIGH FIVE!!
And guess what? That same little person heard about the t-shirt and is already calculating trips back for the class.
Have you tried anything new this week?
Oh… and ps…. Please be your own friend today. You’re worth it. 😉
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Posted on November 9, 2011, in Emotional, Environmental, Occupational, Physical, Social, Spiritual and tagged cardio, encourage, friend, healthy, kickboxing, new, positive, Wellness. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.